Category Archives: Life in Switzerland

Take a walk in Switzerland… #SilentSunday

Here are a few pics from last week’s walks here on the banks of Lake Constance, in N.E. Switzerland. Next week, it’s Alison Morgan with her choice of Classic Comfort reads – see you then!

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Summer on the building site…

It’s the fourth of July – Happy Independence Day, if you’re celebrating today. Happy summer too, and here’s hoping we get one. Here in Switzerland, we’ve had bursts of heat followed by violent storms followed by days of drizzle… and … Continue reading

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Writing conversation during a pandemic…

‘Make your conversation real’, is one piece of general advice when you’re writing a book. ‘Don’t use conversation to dump information’ is another, and that one’s easy enough. Don’t write things like: ‘Do you remember how we visited your ninety-year-old … Continue reading

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(Almost) Silent Sunday – A Lake in Switzerland…

I’m lucky to live on the banks of Lake Constance, the second largest lake in Switzerland.(Photos from Pixabay.) Blue lake… I used to have nightmares about this kind of thing when my boys were at the teenage-pedalo stage… Sunset on … Continue reading

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Future plans and a #NewBook

It’s the holiday weekend in Switzerland, and we have a couple of bookish things to celebrate here in my flat. The first is something I’ve been sitting on for a few weeks – then on Friday afternoon an interesting envelope … Continue reading

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Can you read English? #joke

This was originally going to be a post about books. However, we’ll leave that for next week when I can spill all my news at once, and instead, we’ll have a post about English. Specifically, reading English. A few weeks … Continue reading

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Springtime in Switzerland… #SilentSunday

We’ve had everything from snow to hot sunshine over the past few weeks. Here’s a selection of photos taken round about where I live, by lovely Lake Constance. Next week, we’re having the third last A-Z post – watch out … Continue reading

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#Travel in Switzerland…

Holidays abroad are going to be very hit or miss this year. Personally, I’m not planning on going anywhere too far from home. This could include going to another country – I can see two others from my flat as … Continue reading

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How (not) to make your first podcast…

Hobeck Books are very clued up about all things audio. They put out a podcast every week, with book news and chat, and an interview with someone in the book world – one of their writers, cover designers, or others … Continue reading

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Coronavirus winter – hope hurts…

Spring starts two weeks today, so we’re entering the final stages of this coronavirus winter. And it’s just over a year ago, on February 28th 2020, that the first restrictions here in Switzerland took hold – carnival balls and processions … Continue reading

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